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Indonesia to help transform Ghana’s economy

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independence-arch-ghanaAn Indonesian business delegation has held a business forum with some Ghanaian companies in Accra to help transform the national economy.

The delegation introduced some products and companies to Ghana to enhance bilateral relations.

The event brought together celebrated business operators, captains of industries, potential investors and business partners to deliberate on key trade and business issues, to forge strategic trade and business partnerships.

Mr Nino Wawan Setiawan, the Director of Indonesian Trade promotion Centre, Lagos-Nigeria said Indonesia has a lot of product it would like to share with the Ghana.

He said Ghana has the right infrastructures that allows for smooth operations and to tighten relations.

Mr Harry Purwanto, the Indonesian Ambassador, congratulated the organizers for the forum and to further deepen trade relations between Ghana and Indonesia.

He said the timing for the initiative was good because Ghana and Indonesia as developing countries have some commonalities, which if harnessed would boost both economies.

Mr Purwanto said Ghana has a comparative advantage because it has a serene security atmosphere and a political stability as a West African State, which would allow for more job creation.

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the Minister of Trade and Industry in a speech read on his behalf congratulated the Indonesian counter-parts for seeing potentials in the Ghanaian economy.

Dr Spio-Garbrah said the whole initiative was viewed as a shared partnership between Ghana and Indonesia to further promote and improve the development agenda.

He said Ghana is committed to provide the enabling environment to attract the requisite business partnerships and synergies towards the attainment of higher middle-income country status for both countries.

The Minister said Ghana’s vision is to become the leading agro-processing country in Africa, thus, special policies have been put in place to transform the agriculture sector to sustainably utilise all resources and commercialisation of activities in the sector to drive growth.

He said it is therefore imperative that Ghana partners with investors from around the world especially Indonesia in areas like agro-business for mutual gains.

He was of the view that the strategic business partnerships and investments with businesses in Indonesia would bring measurable benefits to both countries.

Mr Harry Mensah, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce expressed appreciation to the delegation and affirmed the support in ensuring mutual trade.

He also urged participating companies to engage partners from Indonesia to improve their trade operations for development.

Some companies included in the delegation are Pajajaran Prima Boga, Phapros RNI Group, Pim Pharmaceuticals, Promosia Trade and Resources and Sanfood.

Source: GNA

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